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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who puts the lights out at the end of Act 1?
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(d) Sir Robert.
2. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) Wise thoughts.
(b) The truth.
3. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert she did not receive prizes for?
(a) Good grades.
(b) Good conduct.
4. According to Goring, what can't women discover?
(a) The obvious.
(b) The truth about marriage.
(c) What men do when women aren't present.
(d) The truth about men.
5. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) Baron Arnheim.
(b) The English parliament.
(c) Lady Chiltern.
(d) The English newspapers.
6. At the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Mrs. Cheveley say cannot explain women?
(c) Other women.
7. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?
(a) A blast from the past.
(b) A heart wrenching event.
(c) An unpleasant surprise.
(d) A welcome diversion.
8. In Act 1, Part 1, what is needed at the embassy to prevent the ambassador from being recalled?
(a) Good security.
(b) A proper invitation.
(c) A good chef.
(d) Proper manners.
9. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Retire from public life.
(b) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(c) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.
(d) Tell Goring to leave the party.
10. During the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Lady Chiltern state she didn't know about Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) That she was once poor.
(b) That she has a college education.
(c) That she is in love with Goring.
(d) That she married a second time.
11. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?
(a) He believes the Commission was misinformed.
(b) He is angry and refuses to answer her.
(c) He has received proof that the Commission is wrong.
(d) He simply changed his mind.
12. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He refuses.
(b) He is very excited.
(c) He asks her to come watch him speak.
(d) He agrees.
13. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
(a) Five years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Three years.
(d) Three weeks.
14. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?
15. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?
(a) In the Ladies Gallery.
(b) At Sir Robert's door.
(c) At Baron Arnheim's house.
(d) At Gorings.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
2. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Mabel say about Mrs. Cheveley after she leaves?
3. According to Lady Markby, what is fashionable in marriage nowadays?
4. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what do Englishmen always get after a good meal?
5. Who takes charge of the item Mabel finds in the couch?
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